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EU ministers explore fresh help to Syria opposition

EU foreign ministers gather in Cyprus some 100 kilometres from the Syrian coast Friday to explore how to best assist its opposition while defusing a humanitarian crisis looming in Europe’s backyard. European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has put … Continue reading

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U.S. readies new Syria sanctions – U.S. official

The United States is preparing to announce new sanctions targeting Syria and other entities supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s government, a senior U.S. official said on Friday. “We will be tightening even further with additional sanctions that drive at both Syrian … Continue reading

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White House official says Syria no-fly zone not off table

WASHINGTON – A senior aide to President Barack Obama did not rule out on Wednesday the eventual creation of a no-fly zone over a patch of Syria that increasingly appears to be controlled by anti-government rebels. Some Republican critics of … Continue reading

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Syria tensions between Washington and Moscow escalate

Tensions between Washington and Moscow over Syria escalated yesterday after it emerged that Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, may have indulged in a “little spin” when she charged earlier this week that Russia was delivering attack helicopters to … Continue reading

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Turkey, Qatar Co-chair Friends of the Syrian People Meeting in Washington

Turkey and Qatar co-chaired a meeting of the Friends of the Syrian People International Working Group in Washington, the United States. Delivering a speech in the meeting, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said, “We the United States hope that all … Continue reading

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Assad’s thugs are raping and impregnating women in Syria

One of the least explored aspects of the Syrian regime’s repression is the raping of women. Various human rights monitors have documented cases of sexual violence perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad’s security forces against men, many of them young boys as … Continue reading

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U.N. rights body condemns Syria for massacre; U.S. says Russian arms strengthen Assad

The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Friday for the massacre in al-Houla and called for a U.N. investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution, as Washington expressed “serious concerns” over Russia’s supply … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria: The blood of future massacres is on Russia’s hands

The answer to the Syrian tragedy isn’t complicated: It’s a political transition, starting now, from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad to a government of national unity that includes the opposition but also retains the basic structure of the Syrian … Continue reading

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The U.S. can make all the difference in Syria

By: Richard Cohen For more than a year now, the best minds in Washington have assured me (and you) that the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad is about to fall. These assurances are always delivered with great confidence, winks and … Continue reading

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Why Washington Didn’t Intervene In Syria Last Time

By: Richard W. Murphy Syria’s regime has changed little since the days of Hafiz al-Assad, the father of the current president, Bashar al-Assad. But the U.S. handling of Syria today contrasts sharply with Washington’s behavior in the past. In the … Continue reading

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